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Cities of Literature to highlight SDGs through #17Booksfor17SDGs campaign

In a twist on the traditional end-of-the-year “best of” lists that usually arrive in December, the UNESCO Cities of Literature will issue a list of “17 Books for the 17 SDGs” between Monday, December 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Each day, select Cities of Literature will post book suggestions from their cities and countries to […]

New Cities of Literature among additions to UNESCO network

In celebration of the UN’s World Cities Day 2019, UNESCO has announced the designation of 66 cities to join the Creative Cities Network, making for a total of 246 Creative Cities worldwide.  Among these new Creative Cities, 11 were designated as Cities of Literature including Angoulême, France; Beirut, Lebanon; Exeter, United Kingdom; Kuhmo, Finland; Lahore, […]

Schedule set for 2019 Iowa City Book Festival, Oct. 1-6

The Iowa City Book Festival’s 11th year will feature a mix of authors, panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and more, with programming that blends the best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The festival will be held from Oct. 1-6, with most events at various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. Long a showcase for collaborations […]

Derricotte, Eady named 2019 Paul Engle Prize winners

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady have been named recipients of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation […]

Winners named in City of Literature student essay contest

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has completed judging for this year’s Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest, and will award scholarships to seven high school students from across Iowa. The winning essay was “The Wonders of the Willow,” by Natalie DeGabriele, a student at Cedar Falls High School in […]